1. CARAT 2017 series begins, strengthening maritime partnerships, cooperation

    The 23rd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series commenced in Sattahip, Thailand, May 29.

    In this file photo, USS Stethem (DDG 63) and ships from the Royal Thai Navy break formation following a maneuvering exercise during CARAT Thailand 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr.)
  2. USS Ashland departs Sasebo for regional patrol

    The amphibious dock landing ship departed its forward-deployed base of Sasebo, Japan, for a routine patrol, May 26.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo, May 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  3. Nimitz Strike Group ships set to depart Pacific Northwest on deployment

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) are scheduled to depart their homeports of Naval Station Kitsap-Bremerton and Naval Station Everett, June 1.

    In this file photo, ships of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group steam together during training in March. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Craig Z. Rodarte)
  4. USS John S. McCain passes INSURV assessment

    The forward-deployed guided-missile cruiser passed all readiness requirements for a materiel assessment conducted by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey, May 25.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) sit along the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 16. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nathan Burke)
  5. USS Ronald Reagan completes carrier air wing qualifications

    Carrier Air Wing 5 completed carrier qualifications aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, May 22.

    Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 195, May 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nathan Burke)
  6. USS Ronald Reagan earns Japan's Zenkokai Award

    The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and its Sailors have received the Zenkokai Associaton Award for work in the local community.

    In this file photo, children from the Shunko Gakuen Orphanage look over the side of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a tour of the ship. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ryan McFarlane)
  7. USS Jackson completes final contract trials

    The U.S. Navy's Independence-variant littoral combat ship completed Final Contract Trials, May 19.

    Fire Controlman 1st Class Niklaus Pegler conducts an inspection of the multi-function racks aboard USS Jackson (LCS 6) during Final Contract Trials, May 15. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Christopher J. Bright)
  8. US, Royal Thai Navy get underway for Guardian Sea

    The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy are executing Guardian Sea, an anti-submarine and maritime domain awareness exercise, in the Andaman Sea, May 22.

    The USS Sterett (DDG 104) moves into position ahead of RSS Intrepid (FFS 69), HTMS Naresuan (FFG 421) and USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a maneuvering exercise as part of a multilateral Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise between the U.S. Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy and Royal Thai Navy, May,11. (U.S. Navy/MCS3 Deven Leigh Ellis)
  9. Pacific Partnership 2017 makes 2nd Vietnam mission stop

    Pacific Partnership kicked off in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam, May 19, with the arrival of the U.S. expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4).

    U.S. Navy Capt. Stanfield Chien receives a welcoming gift during the opening ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2017 Khanh Hoa. (U.S. Embassy Hanoi)
  10. USS Mustin joins annual Black Ship Festival in Japan

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer arrived in Shimoda, May 18, to celebrate the 78th annual Black Ship Festival.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) sits at anchor off Shimoda, May 18. (U.S. Navy)

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